Sam Kessler

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OBJECTIVE The current vasectomy methods, including the no scalpel vasectomy (NSV), have received considerable attention in recent years, because they are minimally invasive and utilize special instruments to expose the vas. However, at least 28 different methods for vas occlusion have been utilized with these procedures, and some postoperative complications(More)
There is a growing body of literature pertaining to the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Multiple studies have looked at the use of this modality as a screening examination for the detection of intra-abdominal fluid and as a means of diagnosing specific organ injuries. Although ultrasound has been used extensively(More)
1 Unité d’endocrinologie, génétique, pathologie osseuse et gynécologie médicale, Hôpital des Enfants et Hôpital Paule de Viguier, TSA 70034, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France 2 Unité de chirurgie pédiatrique viscérale, Hôpital des Enfants et Hôpital Paule de Viguier, TSA 70034, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France 3 Centre de diagnostic prénatal, Hôpital des Enfants(More)
Blunt dissection of the esophagus is considered the least invasive technique in the treatment of either benign or malignant diseases of the esophagus. Its disadvantage is that it has to be carried out blindly. The results may be uncontrollable hemorrhage, unrecognized injuries to the trachea, and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. In order to reduce(More)
Ectopic intrathoracic kidney is a rare congenital anomaly, usually asymptomatic. This anomaly is sometimes associated with a diaphragmatic hernia. Few cases of this combination have been described, often in the absence of a prenatal diagnosis. We report on the case of a female newborn infant who was diagnosed with an ectopic intrathoracic right kidney and a(More)
INTRODUCTION Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) prevent transfusions among anemic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Clinical trials, meta-analyses, and guidelines identify arterial and venous thromboembolism as well as myocardial event risks with the traditional ESAs, erythropoietin (EPO), and darbepoietin. Side effects of anemia treatment,(More)
INTRODUCTION Neuman's tumors also called congenital epulis or congenital gingival granulomatous tumors are rare and benign oral cavity tumors. They are usually discovered at birth. CASE REPORT A 32 year-old pregnant female patient was followed for gravid diabetes well controlled. A maxillary tumor in the fetus was revealed by the third trimester US. A(More)
The rise of computed tomography (CT) use in trauma has become the subject of concern given the harms of CT including radiation, cost, over diagnosis and identification of incidental lesions. We developed a novel metric, the Negative CT Score, (∑CT−) which quantifies how often CT imaging identifies important injuries. Our objective was to describe the(More)
A new endoscopic microsurgical technique for dissection of the esophagus has been developed and tried out in animals. With this technique the esophagus is dissected and removed via a cervical approach by means of a new operating endoscope. In a randomized animal study we compared endoscopic versus blunt dissection and versus abdominothoracic resection.(More)